Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
144 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The proposal contained in your telegram of 15 May (No. 140) to divert convoy US 3 to the United Kingdom is agreed to by His Majesty's Government in New Zealand. On the information available to them, however, they cannot feel that it would be possible to transfer the troops from the ships not proceeding beyond Capetown to the remaining vessels of the New Zealand portion of the convoy, and His Majesty's Government in New Zealand presume that all proper steps will be taken to provide suitable and healthy accommodation, and that suitable additional shipping will be supplied if this accommodation cannot be found from the remaining ships of the convoy.
This telegram has been repeated to Australia.